pleased to announce the MS.MONINA Summer School 2012 dedicated to “EO-based
biodiversity monitoring: From concepts to products” which will take place in
Málaga (Spain) from 9th to 14th of July 2012. The event aims to bring together graduate
and post-graduate scientists, potential users and service providers in order to
discuss recent developments in the field of biodiversity monitoring and the
multi-scale approach of MS.MONINA. Sessions on habitat monitoring systems and
techniques will be embedded into discussions on broader topics such as the
biodiversity concept, the legal framework (with a special focus on the Habitats
Directive) and the potential of Earth observation (EO) techniques to monitor
habitat status. The Summer School will be organized balancing theoretical
lessons, practical lab work and reflective discussions of concepts and methods.
A field trip to the Sierra Nevada National Park will give participants an
insight into the application of monitoring systems and research projects
concerning sensitive high-mountain habitats.
Online registration will be possible until June 1, 2012. The course is officially
implemented in the syllabus of the University of Salzburg and successful
students receive 2 ECTS points (60 hours) for their work effort. Please check
the Summer School’s webpage for a detailed programme and upcoming news.